Amy Grant is recovering after undergoing open heart surgery for a condition called PAPVR on Thursday, June 4.
PAPVR, short for Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, is s a heart defect present at birth (congenital) in which some of the pulmonary veins carrying blood from the lungs to the heart flow into other blood vessels or into the heart’s upper right chamber (right atrium), instead of correctly entering the heart’s upper left chamber (left atrium), according to the mayo clinic’s website.
In a post on Instagram, Amy’s team shared the news that the singer had come through the surgery successfully and she was doing well.
Amy shared the news back in February about her condition and the need for surgery.
“Since February is heart health awareness month, I want to send a shout out to my doctor, John Bright Cage. He suggested I have a check up because of my Dad’s heart history, she shared in a message on social media. “As always, I am feeling great, but the batter of tests he put me through show that I have had a heart condition since birth. The first good news is that I am completely asymptomatic. The second good news is that it’s fixable, so instead of concerts and camping trips this summer, I am going to take car of my heart.”
Since February is heart health awareness month, I want to send a shout out to my doctor, John Bright Cage.
— Amy Grant (@amygrant) February 13, 2020
Fans and friends alike came out in droves, wishing Amy well and a speedy recovery.
“I am praying for you. From Rio, Brazil,” commented singer Cristina Mel.
“Get well soon Amy. Thoughts and prayers are with you,” shared a fan.
“Speedy and full recovery to you,” commented another.
Lyricist Bernie Taupin kept his comment simple by sharing 5 praying emoji’s.
Following the surgery Amy’s stepdaughter with Vince Gill, Jenny Gill, thanked well wishers and let everyone know the surgery went well.
“Thank you for all the sweet messages. Amy’s open heart surgery went as perfectly as it could go!,” Jenny wrote. “She has a great team caring for her and I know she feels all your positivity! Her recovery will be challenging but we know she will tough through. Thanks again for all your support!”
We’re wishing Amy a healthy and speedy recovery.